IoT Network Hub: All about the Forbes recognized Ghana-based tech community
After the community was founded in 2016 by two alumni from AITI-KACE, they have been propelled unto the international scene, thanks to a feature by Forbes in the list of 100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons from Africa in 2020.
Internet of Things (IoT) Network Hub is one of the largest and fastest growing tech community in West Africa with over 6000 members.
It is made up of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, investors, marketers with the am of solving problems in Africa.
Led by the Chief Evangelism Officer (CEO), Joshua Opoku Agyemang, IoT's vision is to become the hub of emerging technologies.
They have a mission to build communities empowered with emerging technologies to solving African’s nagging problems.
The hub intends to focus more on brainstorming, problems solving, coming up with innovative solutions or ideas to address sustainable development goals and building them into start-ups.
They have 14 chapters of the hub across Africa, namely; Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Gambia, Zimbabwe, Togo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Cameroon, Liberia, Uganda, Botswana, Cote D’ivoire, South Africa.
In its home country Ghana, there are 38 chapters where various tech-focused skill trainings (STEAM Projects) are held.
These trainings are designed for individuals at different stages of their education to fortify them with skills in the production of smart devices.
The most recent of their creations is a three-part innovation under an umbrella term ‘HACK CoronaV’.
These include; touchless washing bucket that works through a foot mechanism, a reusable face mask using 3D-printing and from locally sourced materials and an artificial intelligence home system that allows users to control appliances from their mobile phones.
Moving forward, this tech community is keen on achieving its target of becoming the hub of emerging technologies.